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Hip HWR in peds

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By David Bennett Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon in the United States
Jessica Woodcock, A Noelle Larson, Tad M Mabry, Anthony A Stans
BACKGROUND: It is debated whether all pediatric implants in the proximal femur should be removed in childhood. Hardware removal requires an additional surgical procedure and may put the child at risk for postoperative fracture. However, the impact of retained pediatric implants on future surgeries such as total hip arthroplasty (THA) is not well-understood. We undertook this case-control study to evaluate the effect of retained pediatric implants on surgical complexity and complications at the time of THA...
April 2013: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
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